|Hurricane Heat Engine - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab|
TRMM provides a closer look at hurricanes using a unique combination of passive and active microwave instruments designed to peer inside cloud systems and measure rainfall. TRMM allows scientists to study the combustion process in the hurricane engine and relate this process to intensification or weakening. Cloud Growth - The release of latent heat warms the surrounding air, making it lighter, which promotes more vigorous cloud development...
Keywords: Clouds, Earth Science, Gonnelli, Hurricane; What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM); What -- Earth